[Teams] Napoli vs Chelsea: Confirmed Line-ups

By on February 21, 2012

Chelsea play Italian side Napoli at the intimidating Stadio San Paolo tonight in their Champions League last 16 first leg tie, and we have the confirmed teams for you.

Andre Villas-Boas recieved a blow shortly before kick off with the news that Captain John Terry will miss between 6-8 weeks after aggravating a knee injury, so he misses out tonight.

There are also some surprise names on the Chelsea bench tonight with Cole, Essien, Lampard and Torres all being left out. Jose Bosingwa starts at left back, while Frenchman Malouda gets a chance to impress in midfield. Here are the confirmed line-ups:

Napoli Team

De Sanctis, Aronica, Campagnaro, Cannavaro, Maggio, Hamsik, Zuniga, Gargano, Inler, Cavani, Lavezzi

SUBS: Rosati, Grava, Fernandez, Britos, Dzemaili, Dossena, Pandev

Chelsea Team

Cech – Ivanovic, Cahill, Luiz, Bosingwa – Ramires, Meireles, Malouda – Sturridge, Drogba, Mata

SUBS: Turnbull, Cole, Mikel, Essien, Lampard, Kalou and Torres.

We’ll have video highlights from the game shortly after the final whistle, so check back later.

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One Comment

  1. Baalami thompson

    February 21, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    When will chelsea come back to form? options:1 Buy more player 2 the player must not be selfish 3 if the coach thinks the team is heavy for him, he must leave before he is sacked 4 or the assistant coaches must give their maximum support to the coach. Chelsea is very very weak nowadays. I’m sorry

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